Amazon Cruises departing from Iquitos
Iquitos Amazon cruises: Pacaya Samiria reserve, Tres Fronteras & Yurimaguas
Amazon cruises from Iquitos offer several itinerary options, you can choose to navigate into the Pacaya Samiria natural reserve for amazing wildlife, cruise down river to Tabatinga in Brazil and Leticia (from here you can continue to Manaus) or venture up river to the Yurimaguas region.
We offer several riverboats for each option.
PACAYA SAMIRIA RESERVE
The Reflection of hundreds of snow-white Great Egrets flash off the black-glass lake, pink dolphins surface gracefully in pairs. A sloth moves slowly in the tree top. At 5 million acres, the Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve, locally called "The mirrored forest", is the second largest Reserve in Peru. In this carefully protected area there are 85 lakes, 250 species of fish, 132 mammals species, 150 reptile species, and 449 bird species. The Reserve is the home of the largest variety of Flora in Peru among which 22 species of orchids.
IQUITOS TO TABATINGA / LETICIA
While sailing down the Amazon River, you will be able to appreciate the varied and beautiful landscapes along the river. Visit a sugar cane rum still, enjoy visits to river archipelagos, find Victoria water lilies, indigenous villages, jungle hikes in search of wildlife, piranha fishing excursions, night canoe rides in search of Caimans. A great combination of rainforest tribes culture and the mighty wilderness that makes this brown and mud clouded river ecosystem mysterious and wonderful.
UPRIVER FROM IQUITOS TO YURIMAGUAS
Sail on the Amazon, Marañon and Huallaga rivers. Start in Iquitos and sail upriver to the remote Yurimaguas region, gateway to the spectacular foothills of the Andes and the seldom visited Kuelap ruins. This cruise also operates in the reverse from Yurimaguas to Iquitos. This trip can go on to Tarapoto located in a low Andean valley where you can then fly on to Lima or start a car/bus trip through the Andes to visit spectacular mountain views, ancient ruins and the old culture of the northern Peruvian coast.